Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by scottydog » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:22 pm

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Drive safely, scottydog.
Thanks, we made it home safely. How did you like Solo? I thought it was pretty good. I also thought Deadpool 2 was better.

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by huggle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:02 am

Good morning =)
My keyboard broke yesterday - there appears to be some shortcut that results in my PC powering down when I press a alt+- but I was unable to pinpoint the problem. Fortunately, I have a small spare keyboard but since that's not as wide as my ordinary one I keep hitting the wrong keys. So first thing today after work I'll get myself a new one.
The keyboard trouble is also the reason why I haven't continued with restoring the template yet. The background behind the forum index is still not right - it should stretch over all the page instead of over just 2 inches.
I'll try to fix that during this week since I'm needed home for some gardening in the weekend.

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Madeliaette » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:16 am

GM. been berrying myself, gary - starwberries are now starting to ripen down the plot. i had a lot of outdoors time yesterday - did the edging down the plot to begin with, then pottered in the poly tunnel/garden, then hiked along the base of the local hill to the garden center as i had vouchers for bird food and was running low, then did some more garden work before pooppin down the plot again to water/pick strawberries and nasturtium leaves for tea. I spotted L on my way home so stopped to natter/help snip the raised grass patches...

vacation done. back to work today - werll, this evening - i have coffee with L to look forward to first.....

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am

Good morning, everybody. :hello:

Sigh. Monday is here already. :sleep:
huggle wrote:
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My keyboard broke yesterday - there appears to be some shortcut that results in my PC powering down when I press a alt+- but I was unable to pinpoint the problem. Fortunately, I have a small spare keyboard but since that's not as wide as my ordinary one I keep hitting the wrong keys. So first thing today after work I'll get myself a new one.
That happened to me recently. Luckily I was able to just use my work computer keyboard while waiting for the replacement. Same thing happened with the mouse, only in reverse.
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vacation done. back to work today - werll, this evening - i have coffee with L to look forward to first.....
Oh, well. It was nice while it lasted. :yes:

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by scottydog » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:33 am

Happy Monday, everyone :hello:

Just my usual summer goal of getting some writing done today. :tea:
huggle wrote:
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My keyboard broke yesterday
Our broken things thread will soon get so big that it may break. :eek:
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vacation done. back to work today
I'm glad you had a nice vacation .... I thought Brits used the word holiday?

Hope y'all have a great day :yes:

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Cayla » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 am

Good morning!

I thought the movie was good. I was excited to see the previews for Bohemian Rhapsody, which will be out in early November. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of movies this year.

Saturday, was our first time eating at Wahlburgers. We told our waitress this. The cook put the wrong cheese on my husband's burger. He pointed it out to the waitress, but also told her it was no big deal. The next thing we knew, the manager came up to our table with a $25 gift card to use on our next visit. We tried to refuse it, but she insisted. That was very generous of them.
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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Lupine » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 pm

Good morning, all. :yawn:

Too hot to sleep well last night.

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:33 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Well, that was a fun Monday. :blackeye:
scottydog wrote:
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Our broken things thread will soon get so big that it may break. :eek:
Oh, yeah, I'll have to add that in.
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I was excited to see the previews for Bohemian Rhapsody, which will be out in early November.
Bohemian Rhapsody? Based on the song? Or is it about Queen?
The next thing we knew, the manager came up to our table with a $25 gift card to use on our next visit. We tried to refuse it, but she insisted. That was very generous of them.
That's good customer service-- and good business. :yes:

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Lupine » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:02 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
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Well, that was a fun Monday. :blackeye:
What happened?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:04 pm

Nothing special, just an avalanche of stuff-- it was worse than the Tuesday after the long weekend. It was actually pretty good, since I was able to fix pretty much everything that came my way.
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Post by Lupine » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:06 pm

^ :thumbsup:
My printer was in a bad mood and I almost didn't have enough paper for printing today. Mental note: get more paper.

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by scottydog » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:15 pm

Lupine wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 pm
Too hot to sleep well last night.
I think this means you need a new swamp cooler. Do you have ceiling fans? Those save our lives in the summer.

From now on, I'm going to be rooting for the wrong cheese to be put on my burger :lol:
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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Lupine » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:16 pm

^I have a fan on my nightstand. Still too warm for my taste though.

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Gary » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:18 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Gary wrote:
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I have the new, lo-tone horn installed which accompanies the existing hi-tone horn.
What's that, like a polite horn? Cool idea. I hate using my horn because it's so obnoxious. If the light turns green and the person in front of me doesn't notice, I usually just sit there and wait for them to notice-- or else the person behind me beeps. :lol:

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Definitely NOT polite. Like I said, I want to get people's attention to either wake up or pay attention.

I followed this person's instructions, but did my setup better.

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Post by jgc » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:52 am

Good evening. :hello:

Didn't do much today. Well, we last electricity for an hour or so. So, I went to the store and bought a couple of things. When I got home, the power was back on. Phew!

Then I paid a couple of bills. Not all of them, of course. And now I'm figuring out how to stretch my EBT $$ - all $15.00 of it. Still applying for jobs. Looks like I'm gonna have to go out from place to place leaving a copy of my resume.

Today was Hug Your Cat Day. Which is a nice thought, but there is no way Queenie would stand for a hug. So she got extra petting and scratches. :wiggle:
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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by huggle » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:38 am

good morning =)
hug your cat day? That explains it!! My neighbour has 3 cats and yesterday evening when I stepped out to the terrace the shyest of them greeted me enthusiastically. I was completely baffled since ususually she runs and hides.
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Our broken things thread will soon get so big that it may break. :eek:
Don't worry - my contract guarantees me unlimited serverspace. :D

5:30 and it's already starting to get hot - ugh! I fear that in the afternoon when I come home from work I'll have to try whether this buttermilk-lemon icecream I made on Sunday is as palatable as I thought it might be *plugs in halo*.
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Post by Madeliaette » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:08 am

GM.
I thought Brits used the word holiday?
i wouldnt know - i have friends all over the planet and consider myself multicultural, not ' a brit'...lots of things have a dozen names and i just use whatever i want. like with slaters - theyre also known as pill bugs woodlice roll ups...i forget which name is which country's prefered choice and just call em what i call em.
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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Jim Gamma » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:22 am

Morning all!

The word 'vacation' is becoming more common here, though there are plenty of stalwarts still trying to block the encroachment of American English on our shores. That, I think, is a ship that sailed long ago. You're more likely to hear 'holiday' or 'break' still, or 'leave' in relation to time off work, but it's coming in slowly.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:32 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

I feel especially sleepy this morning, for some reason. :sleep:
Gary wrote:
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Definitely NOT polite. Like I said, I want to get people's attention to either wake up or pay attention.
Oh, I see. More like weaponized. :lol:
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Then I paid a couple of bills. Not all of them, of course. And now I'm figuring out how to stretch my EBT $$ - all $15.00 of it. Still applying for jobs. Looks like I'm gonna have to go out from place to place leaving a copy of my resume.
I wish you could find a job. Are there any local organizations that can help? :(
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hug your cat day? That explains it!! My neighbour has 3 cats and yesterday evening when I stepped out to the terrace the shyest of them greeted me enthusiastically. I was completely baffled since ususually she runs and hides.
Maybe somebody gave her catnip instead of a hug. :wiggle: :loopy:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:37 am

huggle wrote:
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Don't worry - my contract guarantees me unlimited serverspace. :D
Speaking of the server, I posted a question for you in the Picture Thread about a weird popup that emma is having when she comes here. And she can't see pictures and she can't post.
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Post by scottydog » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:54 am

Happy Chewsday, all :hello:

A couple of meetings for me today, otherwise another day of writing/editing, hopefully :writing:
Jim Gamma wrote:
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The word 'vacation' is becoming more common here, though there are plenty of stalwarts still trying to block the encroachment of American English on our shores.
I support the stalwarts! Do we really want words such as "bigly" and "covfefe" creeping into the language? :eek:

Hope everyone here has a great day :yes:

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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by Cayla » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 am

Good morning!

Yesterday, was a hectic day. I'm hoping today will be busy, but not crazy.

RJ, the movie is about the band, Queen.
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Post by Lupine » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee:

Off to vote today in California's Primaries. Have other odds'n ends to do.
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I support the stalwarts! Do we really want words such as "bigly" and "covfefe" creeping into the language? :eek:
I'm OK as long as we don't misunderestimate them.

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Post by scottydog » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:27 pm

^^ :lol:

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Post by Lyanna » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 pm

My cookies didn't turn out great aesthetically, I messed up my cream because I was silly and chilled it so I couldn't spread it out properly. I can't eat them either because just WAY too much sugar and I'll get ever so dreadfully sick. Maple cream.

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